August 4, 2014

Malwarebytes Appoints Two New Senior Executives to Drive Product Growth

Chad Bacher Joins as VP of Products and Mark Patton as VP of Engineering to Support Fast Growing Anti-Malware Provider

SAN JOSE, CA–(Aug 4, 2014) – Malwarebytes, the company founded to protect people and businesses from advanced online threats, today announces the appointment of Chad Bacher as Vice President of Products and Mark Patton as Vice President of Engineering. Both will join the Executive Team, which has responsibility for formulating and delivering overall strategy.

Chad joins from Webroot, where he was the company’s Chief Product Officer with responsibility for over 20 products in the consumer, SMB, enterprise and OEM markets. At Malwarebytes, he is tasked with defining and executing the go-to-market strategy for the entire product portfolio. This includes a flagship Windows offering with over 300m installs, a fast-growing enterprise offering and an Android app with over 1m downloads.

Mark was previously Vice President of R&D at GFI, managing a team across five countries to oversee product architecture and development. At Malwarebytes, he will help further develop existing products and create exciting new technology aimed at protecting consumers, businesses and mobile users from advanced online threats.

Marcin Kleczynski, Chief Executive Officer at Malwarebytes, said, “Our user base is growing across the board, so senior hires like Mark and Chad are vital. Both have a great track record of working with cutting-edge security products, which will allow us to keep bringing the best possible technology to market.”

Kleczynski continued: “We are really excited to have Chad and Mark on our Executive Team and believe they can help us take the company to the next level.”

Mark Patton, Vice President of Engineering at Malwarebytes, said, “Malwarebytes has built a great reputation for creating innovative products that stop the threats missed by traditional anti-virus software. I’m looking forward to working with the team to help build on this loyal following.”

Chad Bacher, Vice President of Products at Malwarebytes, said, “The recent launches of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, are perfect examples of how the company continually innovates to protect against advanced threats. I’m excited about the possibilities and believe we can help lots of consumers and businesses.”

More information on the Malwarebytes senior management team can be found here.

About Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes provides software designed to protect consumers and businesses against malicious threats that consistently escape detection by other antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, the company’s flagship product, employs a highly advanced behavior-based detection engine that has removed more than 5 billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, operates offices in Europe, and employs a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit us at

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